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Please note that there is an error in the below press release – Andrew Smollett is meant to be the third men’s recurve athlete.

MEDELLIN, CO – Following the third stage of the World Cup in Paris, 5 athletes will be heading to Medellin, Colombia for the fourth stage. The squad heading to South America will feature a few of the athletes that shot in Paris:

Recurve women

  • Stephanie Barrett (ON)

Recurve men

  • Eric Peters (ON)
  • Devaang Gupta (ON)
  • Andrew Smollett (AB)
  • Brandon Xuereb (ON)

The technical leadership team accompanying the archers are: 

  • Shawn Riggs, National Recurve Coach
  • Soha Mahmoud, Junior Recurve Coach
  • Alan Brahmst, High Performance Director

Barrett and Peters have already competed in two World Cup stages this year, in Gwangju, South Korea and Paris, France. Peters made it to the ⅛ elimination in Gwangju, while losing his first elimination round in a tight tiebreaker in Paris. Barrett cracked the top 20 in both stages, ranking 18th in Korea and 20th in France. She made it to the second round and faced Michelle Kroppen in her last elimination round both times. 

Azores joined Peters and Barrett in Paris for his first World Cup stage of the year, shooting in both the individual and the men’s team competition. Gupta anticipated shooting in Paris but was unable to; as a result, this stage in Colombia will be another chance to have a first World Cup experience. Xuereb shot at 7 World Cup stages between 2016 and 2018, but Medellin will be his first international competition of the year. 

This is the fourth stage of the 2022 World Cup, which will help to round out the competitors heading to the World Cup final in Tlaxcala, Mexico. It will retain the familiar competition format of a 720 round and match play in the individual, team, and mixed team fields. 

World Cup Stage 4 Schedule

  • July 19 – Official practice & compound qualification round
  • July 20 – Compound team matches & recurve qualification
  • July 21 – Recurve team matches & compound individual matches
  • July 22 – Mixed team matches and recurve individual matches
  • July 23 – Compound finals
  • July 24 – Recurve finals

For more information, please contact: 

Zoe Meil, Communications & Safe Sport Coordinator

zmeil@archerycanada.ca

(613) 260-2113 ext. 3